Media Encoding TestsLAME 3.97a MT MP3 Encoder
This version of the LAME MP3 encoder is multi-threaded and takes advantage of two threads.
Windows Media Encoder x64
WME is a great video encoding application that supports WMV9 HD codecs and more.
VirtualDub is a great application for just about any kind of video conversion but our testing we are using the DivX codec to shrink a collection of videos.
Known mainly for its DVD re-encoding prowess, our test uses the Handbrake command line interface.
I decided to replace the WinRAR test with a more repeatable and threaded application, 7-Zip.
We see some interesting results with media encoding, and it seems as though some programs have a hard time recognizing the 1090T. Oddly enough, the i7-980X is relatively unaffected and seems to be using all 6 of its cores throughout these tests while the 1090T struggles to beat the older Phenom II X4 955 at times.